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In Un Condamné à Mort s'est Echappé, the elderly man in the adjoining cell asks
the hero, querulously, “Why do you fight?” Fontaine answers, “To fight. To fight
against myself.” The true fight against oneself is against one's heaviness, one's ...
One barely notices the bloodstained shirt and dirty pants which Fontaine has on
throughout Un Condamné à Mort s'est Echappé, or the drab suits which Michel
wears in Pickpocket. Clothes and interiors are as neutral, inconspicuous, ...
Before Un Condamné à Mort s'est Echappé begins we read the words on the
screen: “This story actually happened. I have set it down without embellishment,”
and then: “Lyons, 1943.” (Bresson had the original of Fontaine constantly present
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review